A tourist visiting the most ancient inhabited site in the United Kingdom may have captured the image of a ghost on camera.
Simon Howard’s photograph at Kent’s Cavern in Torquay, Devon, shows what looks to be a face formed from an eerie mist up against the side of cave paintings.
Archaeologists have been working in the prehistoric caves for over 200 years. A 40,000-year-old jawbone
from a Neanderthal Man was discovered by scholars in the cave in 1927 and is among the oldest evidence of Homo sapiens in northwest Europe.
The cavern is recognised as a vitally important location in Britain’s palaeolithic era.
Howard said, “We were on a tour round the caves and I happened to snap a picture inside the Bear’s Den chamber while waiting for the other members of the tour to arrive.
“Later on when I took a look at the photo I saw this mist which was not visible at the time.
“I won’t say what I think I can see in the picture – I’ll let people decide for themselves.”
This is not the first unusual sighting from Kent’s Cavern. James Hull, who works in the cave, told press; “There have been some strange and unexplained happenings in the caves down the years, as I’ve personally experienced on some of the paranormal investigation nights we have held here,”
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What do you think? Does this photograph show anything? Do you believe it?
Are ghosts of Neanderthals any less likely than ghosts of modern man?